The other day the designs were made, the decisions done. With her giant triangular Lyra colored pencils (our favorite ever) she sketched out the makings of a winter fairy. Silver and blue with lace and wide flower petals.
And plenty of ideas for her little brother (since then, a duck costume pattern has been purchased and planning has begun), her father and I. Given how busy life is right now, I’m really hoping for the Ottawa Orpheus Musical Theatre Society’s costume sale to happen sometime in the next month or so, like it did last year. That will give me a great shortcut on part of my costume. Last year we picked up a fabulous cowboy get-up for her dad.
In the meantime, she put together a mask – a golden paper one to reflect the light and shine and shine…. perfect for entering fall and thinking about the cooler months ahead.
She decided on her basic size and pattern, cutting the pieces out of paper first, and then tracing onto the gold paper we happily found at the back of the art cabinet.
For feathers, she cut lots of construction paper (doing many of them all at once made it easer) and then used bits of tissue paper in contrasting colors – wrapping them, gluing on tissue paper balls, and attaching bits here and there.
Since we didn’t have a straight stick handy in the right size, she used an unsharpened pencil and some really strong electrical tape to hold it up.
And the whole while she did this I sewed up another felt cloud pillow for the shop, made some tomato sauce and just watched. And hoped that the happy thumping noise my heart was making wasn’t too loud.